Safina Husein

Safina is a third year English student. Now in her third year writing for The Cord's news section, she is continuing on as News Director. When Safina is not spending her time writing, you can find her drinking copious amounts of coffee, collecting various plaid shirts and re-watching, but never tiring of, Gilmore Girls.

Articles by Safina Husein

Waterloo Region bids for Canada summer games

Waterloo Region bids for Canada summer games

Waterloo Region is one of four cities currently bidding to host the 2021 Canada Summer Games. The upcoming games will be held in Ontario for the first time in 20 years since it was hosted in London in 2001. The Canada Summer Games, which started in 1967, provides an opportunity for Canadian provinces and territories to unify. It also gives […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
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K-W to see improvements in transportation options

Ontario’s provincial government recently announced that they will be boosting funding and support in the Region of Waterloo in order to improve transportation options. The support, which will start in 2019, will provide the Region of Waterloo with long-term and reliable funding to ultimately enhance and expand local transit while offering more travel options for families and individuals who commute. […]

by Safina Husein· · Local, News ·
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Laurier’s Response to Donald Trump’s Travel ban

On Jan. 27, President Trump issued an executive order restricting travel into the United States for individuals from seven Muslim-majority countries for 90 days. Ensuing the announcement, Universities Canada released a statement in response to the U.S. executive order to reiterate their commitment to providing communities that are diverse and inclusive to all: “Canada’s universities continue to welcome students, faculty […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
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Transitioning to begin for president-elect, Kanwar Brar

On Jan. 26, Kanwar Brar was officially elected as the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union president for the 2017-18 term. The results for both Students’ Union president, Board of Governors, Senate and Students’ Union Board of Directors were announced at the #LaurierVotes Results Party held at Wilf’s. For the 2017 Students’ Union election, voter turnout was 22.22 per cent of […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, Elections, News ·
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Changes made to waste collection in Waterloo

Changes to how waste will be collected in the Waterloo Region will come into effect this March 2017. The new changes will affect all single family homes that qualify for curbside collection, as well as small apartments that have up to six units. Single family homes will be limited to four bags or cans of garbage every two weeks and […]

by Safina Husein· · Local, News ·
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Petition advocates for more study space in Lazaridis Hall

A petition was recently created in order to raise awareness about the concerns of undergraduate students who feel there isn’t enough study space available to them in Lazaridis Hall, located on the Wilfrid Laurier University Waterloo campus. The petition was originally created on Jan. 17 by a Laurier student in first-year business administration, who did not wish to disclose her […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
Questions and Answers with presidential candidate Kanwar Brar

Questions and Answers with presidential candidate Kanwar Brar

The thought of running for Students’ Union President came up in first year, actually, when I was a part of a campaign team. In the past four years…

by Safina Husein· · Features ·
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Brantford’s role during the Students’ Union election

During this election season at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo and Brantford students will be exposed to various events and campaign initiatives in order to become informed about this year’s candidates. Each year, there is evidence of fewer candidates from Laurier’s Brantford campus than from the Waterloo campus. This year, only three out of 15 Board of Director candidates are from […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
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Surviving the common cold

With cold and flu season among us, there are many things that students at Wilfrid Laurier University can think about and pay attention to in order to prevent themselves from getting sick and dealing with cold and flu symptoms. “I would say one of the most important things that you can do as far as preventing getting infected is hand […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
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Leadership Summit comes to Laurier

Wilfrid Laurier University’s sixth annual Leadership Summit took place this past weekend and was hosted at Laurier’s Waterloo campus. With a turnout of over 300 students, individuals from all Laurier campuses and the Waterloo community came to take part in the one-day leadership conference. This year’s summit’s theme was “Agents of Change,” which reflected the organizational committee’s belief that all […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·